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Category Archives: Tips, Tools & Resources

Deck Guide

January 9, 2017- The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has created a Deck Guide that will assist homeowners in designing your deck, obtaining a building permit and passing inspections. If all required documents are submitted and requirements have been met, the required permit can be issued, in most instances, within 1 business day…
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Ramp Guide

March 29, 2017- The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has created a Ramp Guide that will assist homeowners in designing an ADA-compliant wooden ramp, obtaining a building permit and passing inspections. The Ramp Guide provides seniors with a resource that will assist them in the process of aging in place. If followed, the…
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Does your project require a Wall Check?

May 7, 2017- What is a wall check? A “wall check” (also known as a “wall test” or “wall examination”) is required by the District of Columbia Building Code and is performed by an independent DC Registered Land Surveyor. A wall check is performed to confirm that the location of the foundation walls, in relation…
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Homeowner’s Center Permitting Education Series

Attention District homeowners! Join us for DCRA's Homeowner's Center Permitting Education Series that will help prepare you for your home improvement projects this summer. Our workshops will be led by DCRA permitting & plan review staff who will cover industry best practices for small renovation projects. Learn more and RSVP to attend our workshops here.…
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